2011_4: Dr. Anthony S. Davis "Handle with Care: Outplanting Considerations during Drought"
The importance of seedling quality in outplanting efforts is sometimes overlooked. Dr. Anthony S. Davis from the Department of Forest Ecology and Biogeosciences at the University of Idaho discusses seedling handling from the nursery to the field, particularly during drought conditions. His research, conducted with numerous partners at Pu’u Wa’awa’a and Hakalau NWR has addressed how container sizes and nutritional regimes affect performance once seedlings are outplanted. His Waimea nursery trials have investigated subirrigation, fertilization and inoculation with rhizobium.
This talk was presented at the fifth annual 2011 Nahelehele Dryland Forest Symposium: "Facing Change" on February 25th, 2011 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The symposium highlight dryland forest ecology and restoration efforts in Hawai‘i.